What are the road conditions like in the South of Tenerife?
Firstly, for general information about the condition of roads in Tenerife, take a look at this page.
Regarding quality of road surfaces, I’ve heard conflicting reports about roads in the South. Honestly I haven’t had time to explore all the roads in that region, especially the ones around El Medano and Granadilla. I tend to go as far as Vilaflor or Masca and that’s it. I can tell you to stay away from road TF38 that goes between Boca del Tauce & Chio. It’s badly in need of resurfacing, but it’s perfectly okay for a MTB! It’s best to look on the forum for other roads to avoid in Tenerife.
As you can see from this map, there are many roads in the South of Tenerife. The road surface between Granadilla and Vilaflor is excellent, but I’m not always sure what route people take to get there from the coast! I usually make a point of asking, but it’s frustrating, because people don’t always know exactly where they went. Obviously it’s in my best interests to find out asap. I’d love to explore them all, but these days I’m pretty busy with marketing & whatnot to go and explore much. Of course if I’m made aware of any other roads to avoid by my clients and other cyclists, I’ll be sure to update this.
I generally suggest that people stay in either El Puerto, Garachico, Los Gigantes or La Orotava instead of the Los Christianos / Las Americas region. Partly because they’re nicer resorts. But also because you can expect traffic around the major resorts.
Both videos I made were filmed entirely in the North. You’ll find the best roads of all in the Anaga region. But it really isn’t very easy to get to…